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Diocese of Garanhuns

Dioecesis Garanhunensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 2 August 1918
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Pernambuco
  • Country: Brazil
  • Square Kilometers: 8,734 (3,373 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Nordeste II
  • Mailing Address: Curia Diocesana, Av. Santo Antonio 40, 55290-000 Garanhuns; C.P. 54, 55293-970 Garanhuns, PE, Brazil
  • Telephone: (087)3761-0805
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
2 August 1918ErectedArchdiocese of Olinda e Recife Diocese of Garanhuns (erected)
13 January 1962Territory LostDiocese of Garanhuns
Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife
Diocese of Palmares (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949617,278618,27899.8%24113517,6361110522ap1951
1966700,000700,000100.0%22103221,875125416ap1967
1967700,000700,000100.0%22103221,875108722ap1971
1976675,000700,00096.4%17122923,275149622ap1977
1980514,000593,00086.7%18112917,7241310323ap1981
1990597,000696,00085.8%18173517,057258726ap1991
1999550,000580,00094.8%20163615,277306222ap2000
2000545,258587,00092.9%26144013,631246222ap2001
2001568,378599,45994.8%23143715,361236826ap2002
2003543,367573,33194.8%22163814,299256425ap2004
2006551,000612,00090.0%28134113,439299427ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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